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HPA Awards Creative Categories Call for Entries Opens

May 15, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened its Call for Entries in Creative Categories for the 12th annual HPA Awards. These awards are considered standard-bearing honors for groundbreaking work and artistic excellence, recognizing creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, television, and commercials. The HPA Awards shine a ...

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Jimmy Buffet Doc “Parrot Heads” Takes Wing at Roundabout Entertainment

Burbank facility provides a full package of finishing services for independently-produced, documentary feature. BURBANK—Post-production finishing for Parrott Heads, a new feature length documentary about dedicated fans of singer Jimmy Buffett, was completed recently at Roundabout Entertainment. The Burbank facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, sound mixing and DVD authoring services for the film, currently streaming on Amazon, iTunes and elsewhere. ...

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The MPSE and CAS Annual Golf and Poker Tournament Tees Off May 21

American Cinema Editors President Stephen Rivkin to serve as honorary chairman of 9th annual charitable event. Studio City, California –  The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will host The MPSE and CAS Annual Golf and Poker Tournament, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at beautiful Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, California. Proceeds will benefit the ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Host “Rogue One” Super Session at NAB

Sound and visual effects artists reveal the secrets to the magic of the box office smash Studio City, California – The visual effects and sound artists from Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound will describe their roles in creating cinematic magic for last year’s blockbuster hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in a special Super Session at The ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Supports 13 Tribeca World Premieres

NEW YORK—Continuing its long support for filmmaking in New York, Technicolor PostWorks provided post-production services to 13 films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, including three films in the U.S. Narrative competition, two in the Spotlight Narrative section, one in the World Documentary competition, four in the Spotlight Documentary section and one in the Shorts sections. Additionally, the facility ...

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Alchemy Post Sound Creates Foley for Six Tribeca Films

Westchester, New York— A committed supporter of independent film and the New York production community, Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley services for six films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. They include three narrative features, a documentary feature and two shorts. “We are excited to have contributed to several wonderful new films screening at Tribeca, one of the world’s ...

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Alchemy Post Sound Garners MPSE Nomination for Netflix Doc “Amanda Knox”

Provides Foley for three Sundance Festival Award winners Westchester, New York—Alchemy Post Sound Foley Artists Leslie Bloome and Joanna Fang, and Foley Editors Ryan Collison and Nick Seaman are nominated for a 2017 MPSE Golden Reel Award in the Feature Documentary category for their work on the Netflix documentary  Amanda Knox. They share the nomination with Supervising Sound Editors Chris ...

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MPSE Filmmaker Award Winner Guillermo del Toro: An Appetite for Sound

Supervising Sound Editor Scott Gershin talks about working with the acclaimed director on the soundtracks for “Pacific Rim,” “Blade II” and other films. Studio City, Calif.— Later this month, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award at the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony. The Mexican-born filmmaker is being recognized for his ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds IMAX Dub Stage

Only mix stage on the West Coast equipped for IMAX 12.0 sound format CULVER CITY, CALIF.—January 31, 2017— Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a mix stage dedicated exclusively to IMAX. The new stage, which is equipped with a 24-fader Avid S6 mixing console, is the only dub stage on the West Coast that uses IMAX loudspeakers and meets ...

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South Lake Audio Services’ Re-Recording Mixers Keith Rogers and Scott Weber Garner CAS Award Nomination for HBO’s “Westworld”

BURBANK— South Lake Audio Services Re-Recording Mixers Keith Rogers, CAS and Scott Weber have received a nomination in the Cinema Audio Society’s 53rd CAS Awards for their work on the HBO television series Westworld. They share the nomination with Production Mixer John Pritchett, CAS; ADR Mixer Mark Kondracki and Foley Mixer Geordy Sincavage. The nomination, in the category Television – ...

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AES LA/SMPTE Hollywood Section meeting showcasing sound for Netflix hit series “Stranger Things”

Dialog, music and sound effects artfully blending for this spooky sci-fi drama On January 31 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, a joint AES/SMPTE meeting will showcase the intricate sound editorial and re-recording of the Netflix mini-series Stranger Things. Come and learn how the sound team creates the unique 5.1-channel soundtrack, including the eerie music that is key to ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Prepares 10 Films for Sundance

NEW YORK—Continuing its long-standing support for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York helped to prepare a combined 10 features and documentaries for screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The facility provided services including editorial conforming, color grading, deliverables and sound mixing for films premiering in the U.S. Narrative and Documentary competitions and other programs. The Sundance Film Festival is ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers “Passengers”

Supervising Sound Editor Will Files, Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell and crew invent the sound of the future for space love story. CULVER CITY, CALIF.— Passengers, from Director Morten Tyldum and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is a futuristic love story set on a mammoth spaceship carrying thousands of passengers, kept in sleep chambers, to a distant planet. Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt ...

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Alchemy Post Sound Supports Ten Sundance World Premieres with Foley

Westchester, New York— Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley sound services for ten films premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Among them are five films included in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, two films included in the U.S. Documentary Competition, one film in Premieres and two films included in the festival’s NEXT lineup. The Sundance Film Festival screens in January 19-29. Alchemy ...

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South Lake Audio Re-Recording Mixers Keith Rogers and Scott Weber Reunite with Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan for HBO’s futuristic “Westworld.”

BURBANK— The drama series Westworld, which just completed its first season on HBO, is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. The contrast between (and sometimes intermingling of) the near future and the distant ...

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Soundly Launches New Sound Effects Library Tool

The Soundly Company announced today that they have released its new and  groundbreaking cloud-based sound effects library and workflow system known simply as Soundly. The system is compatible with both Mac and Windows and, quite literally, can put thousands of different sounds at any producer’s fingertips. Soundly, based in Oslo, Norway, is a startup audio technology company founded by a ...

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